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The book is the brainchild of three creative individuals: Ariel Rosenthal, otherwise known as HaKosem (the magician), food writer and chef, Orly Peli Bronshtein, and creative director Dan Alexander.

On the Hummus Route is a collection of recipes, stories, memories, essays, odes, drawing, painting, and street photography, contributed by a diverse list of chefs, cooks, food writers, photographers, researchers, philosophers, historians, and scientists from a plethora of nationalities, faiths, and backgrounds, all keen to share the impact and importance of hummus on the local food cultures, history, traditions, politics, nostalgia, and nationalism.  The book traces the lineage of a golden legume in what is essentially a perpetually disputed part of the world, along a Levantine route stretching from the bustling streets of Cairo through the narrow alleyways of Gaza to Jaffa Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Nazareth, Acre, Beirut, and Damascus.

Product Details

  • Hardcover408 pages
  • Publisher: Magica; 1st edition (May 1, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • Package Dimensions: 11.8 x 9.2 x 1.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds